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City will re-dedicate memorial at John Griego Park
“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.”
—President Harry S. Truman
At a ceremony this Saturday, the City of Santa Fe’s Veterans Advisory Board (VAB), Mayor Javier M. Gonzales, city leaders and community partners will be recognizing the fallen and missing Santa Fe Vietnam War heroes at John F. Griego Vietnam Veterans Park. The event marks the 30th Anniversary of the original memorial dedication and is part of ongoing events to mark the 50th Anniversary of the war.
17 Santa Feans died in Vietnam during the war, and one remains missing in action. Mayor Javier M. Gonzales said, “We shouldn’t just remember our veterans on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Moments like this are powerful because in recognizing the men and women who have served this country in uniform, we walk away renewed in our commitment to the values and ideals of this community and this country.”
The Vietnam Veterans of America - Northern New Mexico Chapter 996, American Legion Riders – Chapter 26 Post 1, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Santa Fe American Legion Post 1, the Santa Fe Veterans Center, the Santa Fe Community College Veterans Resource Center, R&R for Vets, Inc., and the USS Santa Fe Committee are also participating in Saturday’s event, and there will be barbecue served following the Ceremony.
What: Tribute to Santa Fe’s Fallen Vietnam War Heroes - Rededication Ceremony
Where: John F. Griego Vietnam Veterans Park, 1608 Paseo De La Conquistadora, Santa Fe
When: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Start Time: 11:00 a.m. (BBQ following the Ceremony)
Attached: Mayor’s Proclamation, Event Flyer, and Program.
Contacts: Julie J. Sanchez, Program Manager / Liaison; (505) 955-6678, [bot protected email address]